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King's Crown posted: 1/25/2003
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Pieced Level: Easy
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This is an easy block to piece. Try using a focus fabric or conversational print in the center square. This would be a fast and fun block for a baby quilt with a juvenile print in the center. Another variation is to make each outside square a different fabric.

Finished Size: 8"

Fabric Reqs For Block: (Example fabrics in parentheses)
  • 6" Square medium (Purple/Pink)
  • 7" Square light (Floral)
  • 5" Square medium (Pink)
  • 6" Square dark (Purple)
Cutting Instructions
Piece Shape # Fabric Instructions  
A  8  Light Cut four 2 7/8" squares and then cut in half diagonally yielding two half square triangles for each cut square
B  4 Dark Cut one square 5 " then cut in half diagonally in both directions yielding four quarter square triangles
C  4 Medium Cut four 2 1/2" squares
D  1 Medium Cut one square 4 "

Assembly (1/4" seam allowance throughout):
Instruction Diagram
Step 1: Sew a piece A to each side of a piece B making four Flying Geese rectangles. Press each seam open after sewing. You may press towards the dark fabric which here is the purple (B)
Step 2: Sew a piece C to each end of two of the Flying Geese rectangles. Press the seams open or towards the square (C). These are Rows 1 and 3
Step 3: Sew the remaining 2 Flying Geese rectangles to either side of piece D with the points of the Flying Geese pointing out. Press seams open or toward the center square (D). This is Row 2.
Step 4: Sew a Row 1 and 3 to each side of Row 2 with the Flying Geese rectangles pointing out. If you have pressed your seams (in Steps 2 and 3) going in one direction you will have the seams nicely butting up against each other for easier sewing. Press these seams open or toward the outside.
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Designed in EQ5
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Author: Dori Hawks
Level: Easy

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